A small flame

A small flame

Packages & Strings

Easter is a time of firsts, isn't it?


  • the first time a holy, blameless God stepped forward to take the death sentence . . . for the 'guilty, vile and helpless' . . . me


  • the first time Mary saw the empty tomb
  • . . . and heard his resurrected voice . . .

  • and hugged the friend she thought she'd never see again.

  • the first time Thomas, doubting yet longing to believe, touched the wounds that bought his ability to have faith




Today, I'm giving thanks for 'firsts' . . .



1. Making Noel Piper's 'Easter Mountain with the boys . . . I've always wanted to do this with them and we finally did








2. Our first southern spring

3. Our new-to-us minivan

4. Shorts-wearing weather. . . along with the requisite first skinned knee









5. Our first year of seminary . . . just a few weeks away from completion


6. Lots and lots of green . . . shooting up in our garden







7. A scholarship to join the YMCA . . . I never thought of us as a ' Y ' kind of family {whatever that is :o) }, but we are all loving it!



8. Our first AWANA Grand Prix . . . coming soon!





9. The first, eagerly-anticipated popsicles of the season . . . made this morning. "Are they ready yet?!"











What's on your 'thanks' list today?






Happy Monday!

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